Monday, February 1, 2010

Why do Aussies sound like that?

This is an interesting program which I've seen before on ABC. The Aussie accent is very hard to reproduce, listening to people try to speak with an Aussie accent when they are American or British is quite amusing because they just can't get it.

Watch the program here.


Skeeter said...

It's amazing how much the Australian accent has changed over my lifetime.
Mine, of course, hasn't changed.
But everyone else's accent now, is quite different to what it was in the 1940s.

Another puzzle is that, in such a big country, there is so little regional difference.

Country people might sound different from city dwellers, but can anyone tell what part of the country they come from?

Anonymous said...

Great post thanks Kae.

Skeeter- Nah mate you havent changed a bit!
Though i reckon the accents of most South Australians and Queenslanders are quite distinct. I can definitely tell them apart.


Steve at the Pub said...

Apparently Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the world's leading control example on "accent drift"

Her Christams Message, recorded every year of her reign, is the longest standing set of annual recordings of the same person in existence.

Her accent has apparently morphed quite a lot since she was young.

missred said...

thanks, kae. i tried and everytime came out sounding scottish! lmao